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I drove to school and it ran fine. When I left class and tried to start it, the key turned freely with no resistance at all and nothing happened, it did not try to start at all. the battery read good and all the lights were normal. I cleaned the battery connections because they needed it but there was no change. I checked the circuit breakers visually and they all look fine. I changed the electronic ignition switch thinking that was the problem since the key didn't meet any resistance in a full clockwise turn where it should begin to crank. there is normal resistance now but the jeep doesn't even try to start when I turn the key still.

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  • aroberts010 Nov 12, 2010

    I tried tapping the starter but that didn't work. I made a connection between the wires at the solenoid though and it started right up. Now I just have to figure out why power isn't getting to the starter. Thank you for your help pointing me in the right direction.


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Suggest a bad starter or a bad connection to starter, sometimes you can tap on the starter with a hammer and get it to start one last time.make sure cars in park with emergancy brake on!! have some hold key over in start position and you tap on starter with hammer to see if it even clicks, sometimes they will either click or even start, depaending on how bad the colenoind is on the starter. be very careful when tapping as not to cross out and hit the positive cable on the starter. hope this helps!!

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Testimonial: "I followed your advice and found that if I make a connection between the power wire and the wire to the starter the jeep starts fine. Thank you!"

  • orion32055 Dec 06, 2010

    It could be the parking switch on the transmission, if so,try to start it in neutral.


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